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Can you have intracranial hypertension with an opening pressure of 18? Severe headaches & head pressure, pulsatile tinnitus, dizziness. Head/eyes/face pulsate in sync with my heartbeat. No optic swell

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In brief: Yes

Normal opening pressure is up to 15.
You can have all of the sx you describe with an opening pressure of 18. The lack of optic swelling is a good finding but it does not eliminate the need to address the pressure as a cause of your symptoms. Talk with your doctor about this, .

In brief: Yes

Normal opening pressure is up to 15.
You can have all of the sx you describe with an opening pressure of 18. The lack of optic swelling is a good finding but it does not eliminate the need to address the pressure as a cause of your symptoms. Talk with your doctor about this, .
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Yes ;ClassicMigraine

18 mmhg is a bit high for an initial opening pressure; nl typically considered in the 7-15 range.
The symptoms you describe are classic migraine (vascular) headache ; be aware these usually have major buried human/emotional underpinnings, though usually treated by most physicians (ineffectively ; with complications) as just a body problem.

In brief: Yes ;ClassicMigraine

18 mmhg is a bit high for an initial opening pressure; nl typically considered in the 7-15 range.
The symptoms you describe are classic migraine (vascular) headache ; be aware these usually have major buried human/emotional underpinnings, though usually treated by most physicians (ineffectively ; with complications) as just a body problem.
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